Deep experience.

With a wide scope.

Whether providing fundraising counsel to a Los Angeles theater preparing for its next significant campaign, developing case messaging for a college in New Orleans, or finding a talented leader to lead a professional association in DC, our work spans the nation and touches nearly every sector of the nonprofit world.

Arts & Culture

As consultants—and in previous consulting or fundraising roles—Campbell & Company's staff have deep experience working with arts and cultural organizations, including:

  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Arena Stage
  • Center Theatre Group
  • The Goodman Theatre
  • San Francisco Opera
  • Zoological Society of San Diego
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden

We understand the challenge of building awareness of the need for philanthropy in an arts organization's operating model, especially where patrons are accustomed to making “transactional” gifts tied to ticketing.

And we help you capitalize on the array of unique donor experiences that the creative process makes possible and the value of these for cultivation and stewardship.

We’ve been there before. And we can help take you where you want to go.


Professional associations and societies shape the future of their industries. These organizations inspire new generations of professionals, provide education and networking opportunities, maintain crucial professional standards, foster international collaboration and tirelessly advocate for their industries.  

We help leaders, staff, and volunteers engage members and corporate prospects beyond the limits of membership and sponsorship programs. And to date, we’ve done it for more than 100 professional associations across the country, including:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society of Association Executives
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • California Dental Association Foundation
  • California Pharmacy Foundation
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists

We take associations and societies to new levels of fundraising success, whether their development programs are long-established and sophisticated, or they're just beginning to seek philanthropic support from their members. In every case, we have helped our association clients develop more sophisticated governance, membership, and engagement strategies.

Civic, Public Affairs and Religion

Our work with community foundations, public affairs organizations, and faith-based organizations like:

  • ACLU of Illinois
  • Episcopal Diocese of Chicago
  • German Marshall Fund
  • Interfaith Youth Core
  • Jewish United Fund
  • National Public Radio
  • Porter County Community Foundation

...has given us insight into their donors' spiritual and practical motivations. We're well-equipped to help donors understand the benefits that these provide to specific geographic areas and their residents, including many disadvantaged individuals and families. And we understand their hands-on, grassroots approach to identifying and addressing community needs.




We have worked with a range of conservation-related organizations, national parks and renowned zoos—including:

  • More than a dozen chapters of The Nature Conservancy, as well as its worldwide office
  • National Park Foundation
  • National Tropical Botanical Garden
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • World Wildlife Fund
  • Yosemite Conservancy
  • Zoological Society of San Diego

...and our work with these organizations has given us a deep understanding of how to develop tailored strategies to promote the highest levels of philanthropic support from donors to environmental organizations.

We understand the importance of an environmental organization’s membership base and the challenges related to moving members from a “transactional” relationship to a deeper philanthropic partnership.

We know how to successfully convey the multi-faceted roles of environmental organizations as recreation, education, research and conservation organizations.

And we’re sensitive to the consistent necessity of balancing immediate needs with longer-term capital and programmatic needs.


Healthcare philanthropy is more important now than ever before. Today, hospitals and other healthcare organizations face growing internal — and external — pressures. Budget constraints mean fewer funds for capital needs. And healthcare reform has made many potential donors wary of supporting healthcare organizations philanthropically.

Our dedicated and experienced healthcare team has worked with a number of complex and notable healthcare institutions, including...

..and many other community hospitals, regional medical centers, multi-entity healthcare systems, academic medical centers and healthcare associations, we have a comprehensive understanding of the context in which healthcare organizations operate. And we bring it to our work.

We develop physician-led volunteer groups and create solicitation strategies tailored specifically to your physicians.

We involve hospital executives in fundraising and coach them in cultivating and soliciting prospects.

We study your institution’s culture to engineer tailored approaches for grateful patient fundraising.

We understand the challenges of resource-constrained environments and competing budget priorities, so we ensure the greatest possible return on your investment for your fundraising program.

Higher Education

The nation's new economic landscape brings new opportunities -- and new challenges -- for colleges and universities. More people than ever are turning to colleges and universities in a time when funding cuts have deprived many institutions of vital resources.

We help higher education fundraising thrive amidst uncertainty. We have successfully partnered with:

  • Boise State University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Guilford College
  • Indiana State University
  • LSU
  • Notre Dame
  • Saint Mary's College

...and many other large public universities, mid-majors, private liberal arts colleges and community colleges. We also draw on our consultants' professional experience to develop strategies for specific higher education segments like Historically Black Colleges and Universities and professional schools.

Independent Schools

Our nationally-renowned independent school team has helped faith-based and secular independent schools at every grade level build their fundraising programs and succeed in campaigns. Over the years, we've had the privilege to work with:

...among many others. Our work has given us deep understanding of the unique constituencies and considerations that affect fundraising strategies at independent schools.

We understand the extent to which parents’ perceptions can drive results in fundraising and the variety of academic and social considerations that motivate parent support.

We know the challenge of balancing short-term program and facility needs with the longer-term goal of financial stability through endowment growth.

And we can help you engage the Head of School, faculty and staff alike in fundraising.


Human Services

From our work with a range of social service, human service and social justice organizations, including:

  • Amnesty International of the U.S.A., Inc.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Feeding America
  • The Peace Corps
  • Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities

...we know that their donors are especially knowledgeable about — and passionate for — the issues that concern them. 

As a result, they seek to be engaged in dialogue around these issues and want to contribute to organizations that have a clear impact through policy reform or innovative, scalable direct service programs.

We’ll help you develop messaging that positions your organization to your donors through that lens — and cultivation strategies that involve your best prospects at a deeper level.